What is it with the Muslim world and shoes anyway? Between all the shoes being thrown and the mortal insult of having to see the bottom of someone else’s shoe, major sole searching is required.
And then there’s this incident which is a shoe-in for the most ridiculous Islamic outrage incident of the week.
Jerusalem Police is bracing for violence near the Temple Mount on Friday after the spread of an inflammatory internet article claiming that one of its policemen threw a Quran onto the ground and stepped on it.
Muslim Internet forums published photos of an Israeli policeman earlier this week, accusing him of defiling Islam’s holy book, the Quran. The man serves in the Israel Police’s religious sites unit, and the website called on Muslims to throw shoes at the man, and to even slit his throat.
The event which sparked the controversy took place this past Sunday. A group of female Muslim worshippers at the entrance to the Temple Mount were disrupting visitors from entering through the Jewish entrance. Police on site attempted to move the group of women and during the ensuing commotion a Quran fell out of one of the women’s bags.
A police officer standing next to the woman in question became the subject of an intense smear campaign; he was accused of throwing the Quran to the ground, kicking it and even stomping on it. As a result of the ensuing death threats against the policeman, Jerusalem police have had to take measures to ensure his safety.
The patently ridiculous spat began when Muslim used their women to try and block Jews from entering their own holy site, which they hijacked with a mosque once they had conquered Jerusalem.
This Muslim act of religious intolerance then led to some faux outrage when the segregators scuffled with police resulting in a Koran on the floor and threats of murder and shoeing.
Having shoes thrown at you up there is not such a big deal, considering that mosque worshipers who have occupied the high ground have been known to hurl showers of rocks. But it’s just another reminder that Muslims are not very good at sharing sacred spaces with the people that they conquered.
The Koran is a text of Islamic supremacism. Islamists are sensitive to any insult to it, because it is a matter of group pride that elevates them above the infidels.